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World Cup ODI 2023, AUS vs AFG, Match 39 Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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World Cup ODI 2023

AUS vs. AFG, Match 39

 

Preview

The 39th match of the World Cup ODI will be played between Australia and Afghanistan at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The game is scheduled for November 7, 2023, at 2:00 PM. 

Both sides have played 7 games so far in this tournament out of which the Kangaroos have won 5 games and are placed in the 3rd position of the points table. They are on a 5 match-winning streak after losing their first two matches.

On the other side, Afghanistan won 4 of their 7 matches in this event so far, and are in the 6th position in the league standings. The Afghan Pathans are also on a 3-match winning streak. 

Both sides have clashed off only three times in the One Day International format where the Aussies managed to take the lead every time. Nevertheless looking into the current form of the Afghanistan team, we expect a tough fight from their side in this game.

 

Match Details

Match: World Cup ODI 2023, AUS vs AFG, Match 39

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2023

Time: 02:00 PM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The surface at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is expected to be a batter’s paradise when Australia and Afghanistan take centre stage. A high-scoring encounter can be expected on such a pitch. Therefore opting to bowl first and having a target in sight could prove to be a wise decision Maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius with 50% humidity and 16 km/h is projected for the day at this venue.

 

AUS vs. AFG Squads

AUS: Pat Cummins (Captain), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc

AFG: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq

 

AUS vs. AFG Probable Playing XIs

AUS: David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

AFG: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad

 

Match Prediction

Both Australia and Afghanistan will be riding high on confidence after fetching back-to-back wins. Yet the Aussies will appear to be a much stronger side as we know. Thus Australia will be the clear favourites in this match.

 

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